Man charged with aggravated assault in "road rage" incident

Man charged with aggravated assault in "road rage" incident
Micah Darin Kennedy (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Less than an hour after he was released from jail in Greene County, a Paragould man found himself behind bars in Craighead County, accused of aggravated assault.

On Dec. 24, 2017, a Jonesboro couple reported they were driving south on Greensboro Road when a white passenger car passed them then stopped in the middle of the road, blocking both lanes of traffic.

The victims told police at the time that the man got of his car and began hitting their window, then broke off their side mirror.

The man then got back in his vehicle and pointed a black pistol at them before driving off, the probable cause affidavit stated.

Before he left, the couple took a photo of the suspect's vehicle and license plate.

Detective Joe Robinson ran the tag through dispatch and learned the vehicle returned to a rental company. He contacted the company and was told the car had been rented to 36-year-old Micah Darin Kennedy of Paragould.

Robinson created a photo lineup and said the couple picked Kennedy out of the lineup as the person who pointed the pistol at them and damaged their vehicle.

On Jan. 23, 2018, Craighead County District Judge Tommy Fowler found probable cause to charge Kennedy with aggravated assault and criminal mischief.

However, jail records from the Greene County Sheriff's Office showed Kennedy had been arrested by Paragould police on Jan. 20 on a second-degree domestic battery-second offense charge.

He was released from the GCSO at 7:42 p.m. Friday, March 2, and transported to the Craighead County Detention Center where he was  booked in at 8:30 p.m.

He appeared via video before Craighead District Judge David Boling on Monday who set us bond at $2,500 and told him to appear in circuit court on March 30.

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